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When you ask about your record, are you talking about a possible criminal record, or is this just a campus matter?
Did the campus police give you Miranda warnings before they asked you to make a statement about the car? Do you have an upcoming hearing on campus? Is the matter being turned over to the prosecutor? In what state is this? Finally, what's the question you wish to ask?
Thank you. This is more an education law question than a criminal question. I can answer the criminal piece but others can speak more authoratively than I on your rights under California's education statutes when it comes to due process on campus. I'm going to opt out of this and get this question moved to education law.
Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking for educational purposes only.
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First of all, do they have video of you doing this?
Second, do they have any witnesses that you did anything to the car?
Thank you for your reply.
In order to discipline you they need to prove that you actually keyed the car. They would need video of you at the car or a witness that puts you at the car. In order to charge you with a crime, they have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you did in fact key the car. Without witnesses or video, they are trying to scare you to admit to the act. If they have no witnesses, video or admissions from you, they have no legal case.
Thank you for your reply.If you admitted to the offense, then legally they could use that admission to charge you and at this point you need to make no more statements about it and you need to get a criminal defense attorney immediately. This is your only remaining option based on your last statement.